Located in the heart of Louisiana’s famous “Cajun Country,” and just outside of Lafayette, the community of Cecilia houses over 1,500 residents and is located in south-central St. Martin Parish. Cecilia was first named by Spanish settlers as “La Punta” in describing the deep bend in Bayou Teche. When France took control of Louisiana, “La Punta” was translated as “La Grande Pointe.” While there are many stories regarding the origins of the name “Cecilia,” the most accepted story is that the community changed its name in honor of the community’s first female postal clerk, “Cecilia Lastrappes.” Cecilia is best known for its high volume of Cajun-speaking citizens, with over 42% of the residents using the Cajun language as their primary means of communication. Cecilia is the birthplace to many famous individuals, including Joseph “Bob” Angelle, former Louisiana State Representative and House Speaker, and former National Football League player Ramsey Dardar. Cecilia is also the final resting place of Confederate General Louis Hebert.
In 2012 alone, nearly 73,000 people were injured in motor vehicle accidents in Louisiana and an additional 722 were killed. With millions of motorists living and passing through Louisiana each year, these accidents are an everyday occurrence and oftentimes are simply unavoidable. Auto accidents can be attributed to a variety of causes, from a driver distracted by another accident on the road to a reckless motorist driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Motor vehicle accidents can often involve a set of complex circumstances, which makes it difficult to apportion liability and usually leads to headache-inducing disputes with the insurance companies. If you ever find yourself involved in a car crash, you should immediately consult a well-versed personal injury attorney in order to protect your rights.
At Broussard & David, our personal injury attorneys have a wealth of experience handling auto accident claims. Our personal injury attorneys can take on all kinds of motor vehicle accident claims, including those that involve pedestrians, motorcycles, big rig trucks, and buses, among others.
The personal injury attorneys at Broussard & David can take on more than just auto accident claims, including those involving offshore accidents, toxic torts, workplace accidents, premises liability, and products liability, among many others. If you have suffered an injury in any of these situations, you will need a talented personal injury attorney to help guide you through the difficult claims process and to help you obtain just compensation for your injuries. Along with the usual physical, psychological, and emotional injuries, injuries can lead to lost wages at work and other compensable damages. Our injury attorneys have the refined skill necessary to take your claim to court and fight for just compensation.
At Broussard & David, we have a full-service personal injury and wrongful death law firm that is committed to pursuing justice for all injured parties. If you or a loved one suffered an injury in Cecilia or you are a Cecilia resident who has been injured somewhere else, please contact the attorneys at Broussard & David to discuss your legal rights at (337) 233-2323 (local) or (888) 337-2323 (toll-free).